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INDIAN IT IN NUMBERS 
(Updated    December 1  2016
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FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FIVE YEARS... 0.5% PER MONTH DECLINE IN MOBILE  SUBSCRIPTIONS
Total no. of  phone subscriptions: 1.040 billion (1040 million)
Mobiles    1020 million 
Landlines: 20. million 
Total no. of PCs: 110 million 
Internet users:  400 million  including  mobile Internet 159  million
Broadband:  168 million
(wired: 19 million;   wireless : 149 million)
TV owning houses: 150 million ( DTH: 54 million)
DTH operators: 6;     Private TV channel  826

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